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>> bret: i'm bret baier in for chris wallace. the debt ceiling deadline is looming large. but now there is strong new optimism that a deal can get done. with time running out to forge a deal, we'll get the white house view of where things stand from gene sperling, the director of the national economic council. then from capitol hill, key members of congress are working to craft a compromise. we'll get the latest from two key senators. republican jon kyl and democrat dick durbin. we'll hear from the house majority whip, republican kevin mccarthy. also, the recovering economy takes another hit. we'll ask our sunday panel if the debt ceiling standoff has made things worse or if a deal might ease the economic pain. we look back to what a roller coaster of a week it was in washington. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington. after a tension-packed day on capitol hill, filled with bitter partisan sniping, both republicans and democrats are now saying significant progress has been made toward a deal that would avert a government default. we'll take a l
>>> i'm bret baier in for chris wallace. the debt ceiling negotiations hit a snag. ♪ >> bret: as president obama and congressional leaders work overtime to forge a deal, we'll get a progress report from the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. and from a top house democrat, congressman javier becera. after reshaping the political landscape, the tea party looks ahead to the 2012 presidential race. we talk about the campaign and the size and scope of government with the man called senator tea party, jim demint. and a stunning unemployment report sends shockwaves down main street and wall street. we'll ask our sunday panel how damaging the numbers are with the president. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington. late saturday, a major develop in the the debt ceiling negotiations. speaker of the house john boehner issued this statement asking for a smaller package instead of the bigger grand bargain. "despite good faith efforts to find common ground the white house will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. i belie
don't forget to tune in for that on "special report." thanks a lot. >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. this is the fox news alert. today's debt ceiling meeting between the president and congressional leaders just ended about 15 minutes ago. both sides in the debate up the ante today. president obama said he could not guarantee social security checks would go out without an extension deal in place. and senate republicans came up with a new plan to avoid a default between a deal. i'll speak exclusively to house speaker john boehner in a few moments. but first, the latest from white house correspondent mike emanuel. >> what will happen to $20 billion in social security payments if no debt limit deal is reached by august 2? the president today gave a warning. >> i can not guarantee that the checks go out on august 3 if we haven't resolved this issue. because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it. >> on capitol hill, senate republican leaders expressed frustration. mitch mcconnell says the president only given republicans three options. smoke and mirrors, tax hike
. love those crackers. . >> bret: one week until the debt deadline. we have team coverage brit hume's analysis and jay carney. the operation of fast of furious is under the gun on capitol hill and for the second time in five weeks, a congressional democrat resigns. live from our studio in washington, this is special report. good evening, i'm bret baier, we're just a week away from bumping our collective heads against the federal debt ceiling according to the department. and lawmakers continue to argue how to avoid it and others warn against the dire consequences of failure and brit hume will handicap the final days of the battle and what the president is doing and not doing. we begin with mike emanuel on a busy day for lawmakers and switchboard operators. >> good evening, the white house today used a word that president obama did not use in his address to the nation. veto. this, has republicans are searching for the vote to pass speaker boehner's debt plan. >> phones have been ringing off the hook in offices on capitol hill the day after president obama encouraged americans to make
you call home. i feel sorry for you. >> bret: president obama tapped the strategic oil reserves. wife aren't oil prices going down? republican presidential front-runner mittromney sends out mixed messages on how much to blame the president for the economy. the saving economy series concludes with america versus the world. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. the estimated 33 million americans who are hitting the road for the fourth of july holiday will be paying about 80 cents a gallon more for gasoline than they did last year. that is despite president obama's decision to tap the country's reserve fuel supply. in fact, white house correspondent mike emanuel reports the price ofoil is going up. >> american drivers will pay on average $3.55 per gallon at the pump heading into the holiday weekend. the high fuel costs are a drag on their wallet and on the struggling economy. when president obama took office in 2009, the price was $1.84 per gallon. and had more than doubled by this may before dropping as the global economy slowed and
the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama called republican and democratic leaders back to the white house today in the ongoing effort to avert what the treasury secretary says will be a government default on august 2. the attention appears to have shifted toward a bipartisan plan emerging in the senate. but house republicans aren't yet sold. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is live at the white house. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, bret. the president had tough-selling to do with democrats as well. the afl-cio announced today it opposes the gang of six plan, but you are right, the toughest job for the president is what republicans, particularly those in the house. mr. obama got started on it today. a day after saying bipartisan senate proposal might break the log jam over cutting the deficit and raising the debt ceiling, president obama met separately with leaders of both parties and the so-called gang of six briefed members of the house on the proposal. gang member kent conrad, a north dakot
. >> bret: the president and republicans take a break from talking to each other to talk to the public about the debt ceiling. we look at the plan by house republicans to try to get a balanced budget amendment passed. the u.s. gives libyan rebels a huge boost as gaddafi reacts. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm bret baier. both sides in the debt ceiling debate took the cases to the public today. house republicans said they will hold a vote on their plan next week including a balanced budget amendment. president obama pleaded with lawmakers to set aside politics and self-interest to do what he called some tough stuff. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler has the specifics tonight. good evening, wendell. >> reporter: good evening, bret. republicans and democrats were both afraid the president would haul them off to camp david this weekend to work on the deficit reduction deal. neither wanted that. they were under orders to meet separately to try to make progress they couldn't seem to make together. in an unprecedented third news confere
captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: more unemployment and drastically fewer jobs created. space shuttle leaves earth for the time time. what is next for the u.s. space program? what did attorney genre rick holder know about operation fast and furious? live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. not even the most acatch lished spin doctors could do much with today's june jobs report. the numbers a anemic 18,000 net jobs created. up tick to 9.2% unemployment rate. 16.2% under employment rate. we have fox team coverage. james rosen tells us what it means for debt negotiations, peter barnes has analysis of market and business perspective but we begin with the senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler on the president's reaction. >> reporter: good evening. not only were the job figures for june dismal, figures for april and may were adjusted downward by 44,000. a big disappointment for president obama and it came just two days after he a mitted doing a poor job of preparing the country for how long it
services, inc >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert. we have new details about federal operation that put gun in the hands of criminals. fast and furious is not just the code name for the mission. it also describes the pace at which we are learning explosive information about the operation, and the alleged government coverup. correspondent william la jeunesse has the latest from los angeles. >> reporter: operation fast and furious was supposed to stop guns going to mexico. that didn't happen. now investigators say not only was the u.s. allowing guns to be spent south of the border, but an f.b.i. informant, the former drug king pen who had been deported bought guns with taxpayer money. the f.b.i. and the dea knew it. but failed to tell the a.t.f. >> without a doubt they had a responseability to do that. in government, the left hand ought to know what the right-hand is doing. >> reporter: senator grassily initiated the investigation in march. >> for the first time, we have confirmation of f.b.i. and dea being involved. now we want to know whether there is other pe
>> bret: there are claims of progress. we talk live with a member of the gang of six. it gets out of control with the "news of the world" phone hacking scandal. find out why nearly every suspect arrested in operation fast and furious is free. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i am bret baier. we're two weeks away from the august debt deadline according to the treasury department. while the house is expected to vote on the cut, cap and balance proposal this evening, there are bipartisan claims of progress, coming from the other chamber on capitol hill. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is live at the white house tonight with an update. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. progress comes from gang of six which was down from five before a new proposal encouraged republican member's return. with time running out on deficit and debt ceiling plan, president obama made surprise appearance to hail oklahoma senator tom coburn's return to bipartisan group known as the gang of six. which has a new deal to make spendin
see you tomorrow. >> bret: mooy's sends out a warning to lawmakers, the u.s. could lose the triple-a credit rating in the next few weeks. still no deal on the debt limit. so what about senator mitch mcconnell's backup plan? another deadly terror attack in a now familiar place. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. on a day we learn the federal deficit hit $971 billion for the first nine months of the fiscal year, major credit agency put america on notice that the credit rating is now at risk. this happened as talks on extenting the borrowing limit going on at the white house. we have fox team coverage tonight. we get more on the debt limit talk from mike emanuel in a minute but we begin with peter barnes who has nuts and bolts of what the rating warning means. good evening. >> reporter: for as far back as credit ratings go, nearly a century, the u.s. has always found the top credit rating, triple-a been a reflection of the country financial strength and source of enduring pride. tonight, the nation faces a serious threat to the
. it will be done by then. >> and keep the emails coming at thefive@foxnews.com. >> good evening. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert, saying we're almost out of time president obama today urged lawmakers to achieve a bipartisan extension of the debt limit, which the treasury secretary says will be reached tuesday. house speaker john boehner's third version of a bill to do just that awaits a vote in a matter of moments. all of this happens against the backdrop of new numbers account inning the gross domestic product numbers were much worse. we look at how those numbers may affect the president, but we begin with mike emanuel on the debt ceiling vote. >> moments ago speaker john boehner passionately rallied his republican members on the floor of the house. it's been a challenging week for the speaker as the debt plan has been delayed several times and adjusted. after the vote, in a matter of minutes, the pressure will shift to the senate, and the search for compromise. after fine-tuning his debt plan again to include a balanced budget amendment to secure enough republican votes to pass, spea
america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: the president meets with congressional leader over what to do about the debt ceiling. he promises to work through the weekend and cites progress. michele bachmann push to win the iowa caucuses. who knew what when in the gun running operation fast and furious? congressman michael eisner joins us with new details. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama says the two sides haggling over the debt ceiling are still far apart but they are talking. he made the comments following a meeting with congressional leaders at the white house today and said another one is on the calendar for sunday. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler has specifics. >> reporter: after an hour-and-a-half long meeting with the leaders of the house and senate, president said each side is jockeying for position and told reporters they will meet again sunday hopefully ready to deal. >> at that point, the parties will at least know where each other'
. we'll get bob on twitter. >> bob: no, no, no, no. >> bret: 13 days until the treasury secretary says the u.s. will start defaultingen the obligation as the bipartisan senate solution faces uphill battle. the obama information forces insurance companies to offer free birth control. war of words erupts between two florida lawmakers. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama called republican and democratic leaders back to the white house today in the ongoing effort to avert what the treasury secretary says will be a government default on august 2. the attention appears to have shifted toward a bipartisan plan emerging in the senate. but house republicans aren't yet sold. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is live at the white house. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, bret. the president had tough-selling to do with democrats as well. the afl-cio announced today it opposes the gang of six plan, but you are right, the toughest job for the president is what republicans, particularly those i
friend. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: the president says no debt deal unless republicans back down on taxes which the house speaker says won't happen. report and brit hume's analysis. labor big boss says the election season features sometimes a delusional president. if you think our president has problems check out his counterpart in iran. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with washington's version of the irresistible force versus the unmovable object. president obama today said there will be no agreement on the debt ceiling if republicans don't budge on taxes. house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the house cannot pass a tax increase. the two sides met for another round of negotiations. white house correspondent mike emanuel has the latest. plus word of something that was apparently on the table for a while. >> trying to reach a grand debt deal, the sources say president obama offered to raise the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. there was also discussion of moving
captioned by closed captioning services, inc ♪ >> bret: new details about operation fast and furious. the gun running operation that went horribly wrong. president obama insists that progress is being made over the talks in the debt crisis. others are not so sure. and while some 2012 hopefuls are setting their sights on why, others downplay the state. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. as lawmakers on capitol hill are questioning the f.b.i. and a.t.f. about operation fast and furious, tonight we hear exactly what the a.t.f. director told investigators in a secret meeting. william la jeunesse is in los angeles with an update tonight. good evening, william. >> reporter: congressman darrell issa and senator grassley are not prepared to call at it coverup but they say the testimony released today from the acting a.t.f. director nelson shows the justice department is actively withholding information and prohibiting people from telling the truth. in a letter today to attorney general eric holder the lawmakers warn him to
>> bret: one of southeast asia financial capitals has been hit again by terrorists, according to authorities. mumbai, india, rocked in evening rush hour by a series of explosions that killed at least 21 and injured more than 100. national correspondent catherine herridge tells us what happened. a warning here, some of the images in this piece may be disturbing. >> the explosions went off in the peak evening rush hour in three of mumbai's densely populated neighborhoods. the blasts were described by indian officials as simultaneous, a hallmark of a terrorist attack. >> we condemn the despicable acts of violence, designed to provoke fear and division. those who perpetrated them must know they cannot succeed. >> early reports suggest they used i.e.d.s in parked cars. a style of attack most often associated with extremists in afghanistan, iraq and pakistan. while there is no immediate claim of responsibility, the u.s. officials say a handful of networks including an indian terrorist group may be behind the bombing. a senator with an intelligence background says the indian mujahade
evening. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert the house of representatives is in a holding pattern right now regarding speaker john boehner's bill to cut spending and extend the country's debt limit. a. ♪ was supposed to happen this hour. this breaking development happens late in the day where the already heated rhetoric warmed up a little bit more. we have fox team coverage tonight. ed henry tells us about a possible option from the white house, but we begin with chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on what's happening at this moment. mike? >> they're buying more time to make sure the republicans have the necessary votes, 216, to passion the boehner debt plan. much of the afternoon, the speaker and his leadership team have been pulling republican members in his ceremonial office just off the house floor to make the final push to vote to pass this bill. it's been an unpredictable day on capitol hill. >> let's pass this bill and end this crisis. >> the rallying cry from speaker john boehner on the day the house is due to vote on his debt plan, but when asked if he had th
on our help. thank you. and god bless. >> bret: in america's news headquarters tonight, first sign of serious republican infighting. former minnesota governor tim pawlenty is struggling for attention in some states. support and some dollars. so he is going after a candidate that seems to be getting all of those things. here is carl cameron. >> the first g.o.p. fistfight of 2012. no mr. nice guy for tim pawlenty. he is going after fellow minnesotaen michele bachmann. the feisty three-term congresswoman is firing back. >> it's not a stretch to say we need somebody in the oval office who will be president of the united states and commanderrer in chief with executive experience leading a latch enterprise in public -- charger is prize in public experience. she didn't have that. >> tim pawlenty has been left in dust by bachmann surge in the polls. they fired back at iowa campaign stop videoed by her campaign, all by dissing tim pawlenty by name as obama clone. >> experience is one thing but not if it points to a promise of more of the same big government as usual. not if it promises more
from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. multiple reports of a possible deal on the debt ceiling today had washington jumping. 12 days from the debt ceiling deadline. for all of the excitement early in the day, things at this hour are much less clear. senior white house foreign affairs wendell goler is at the white house tonight with the latest. good evening, wendell. >> good evening. the president is meeting right now with the democratic leaders of the house and senate, talking about a plan to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. less than two weeks to go before the nation runs out of borrowing authority. they are still debating what they say has less than a chance of passing and even less with getting signature. with time running out on the borrowing authority, senate considered a house pass deficit cutting plan that democrats said had less than one chance in a million. >> does the half baked concoction of ideas that don't hold together, that don't add up, that would actually further threaten the economic recovery. >> theydynied rep
and kimberly guilfoyle. >> bob: good luck, juan. >> bret: with 12 days left, the speaker of the house and president are locked in tense debt negotiations but both sides say they are not close to a deal. fox polls indicate significant move in the the 2012 g.o.p. race. one year since major wall street reforms. so what has changed? live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. multiple reports of a possible deal on the debt ceiling today had washington jumping. 12 days from the debt ceiling deadline. for all of the excitement early in the day, things at this hour are much less clear. senior white house foreign affairs wendell goler is at the white house tonight with the latest. good evening, wendell. >> good evening. the president is meeting right now with the democratic leaders of the house and senate, talking about a plan to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. less than two weeks to go before the nation runs out of borrowing authority. they are still debating what they say has less than a chance of passing and even less with getting
't it? >> i'm over it. >> bye. >> bret: good evening, i'm bret baier coming to you live from steamy des moines, why za i'll talk with people who live here, work here an govern her. the senate's week long fourth of july recess is is a casualty ofe debt ceiling debate. the head man in the senate today says his colleagues will be back to work sooner than usual and late breaking news about the top man at the treasury. mike emanuel joins me live. >> late today bloomberg news reported tim geithner is weighing leaving the administration once the debt ceiling debate is resolved. treasury officials say geithner has not made a decision and will not make a decision while the negotiations are continuing. a debt debate that's gotten heated. with white house officials warning the u.s. is in the danger zone before the august 2nd deadline on the debt ceiling, the senate majority leader said they would not take recess. >> the senate will reconvene on tuesday, the day after the 4th we'll do that because we have work to do. >> a day after being challenged by the president, the senate republican leader ext
in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm red, white and blue. insid.i'm bret baier. the stalemate shows no signs of ending. two major plans remain under consideration, but neither has much bipartisan support. tonight, though, one has more republican support it did 24 hours ago. we have team fox coverage. ed henry reports on the increasingly dire tone coming from the house, but we begin with chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill gridlock. good evening, mike. >> good evening. they're trying to round up votes from house republican freshmen. earlier in the in the day, the speaker i'd get your ass in line" and back his plan. time was running short as the day was lost in the process. speaker boehner saved his talking for behind closed doors as house republicans are arm-twisting to get the 217 votes for his plan to pass the house. the speaker pulled it back, fine-tuned it, and pushed for the bill to hit floor thursday. >> when push comes to shove, i'm confident that this bill is going to pass the house of representatives. >> part of that confidence
" host, of course, washington editor bret baier who has been following. this bret, look, the way this thing is playing out tonight, the senate gets this for one hot potato moment and harry reid moves to table. tell us what you think. >> yeah. well, laura, what's happening right now is that the senate majority leader has asked for a vote to table this boehner bill has james has just described. but he is doing it with a 51, simple majority. usually you would need 60 votes to do that. what you are seeing now is a simple majority vote. if they get 51, and he will, because he has 53 democrats already on board to table this measure. the boehner bill will be tabled. it won't be killed. it will become the vehicle by which they put on this other compromise deal that they have been working on behind the scenes. they figure out over the next day what that's going to look like. we probably find out about it tomorrow. then it's voted on. that will need 60 votes to pass. if it passes there and we are talking probably early sunday morning, it could be really early in the morning on sunday morni
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